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I purchased it because my old computer broke. I found this is easy to use. It takes less than 10min to install. The numbers are big and easy to read while riding the bike. It has all the functions a novice or semi pro would need. It shows riding time, avg speed, max speed, clock and odometer. Other than the clock and odometer, you may reset everything else for a new ride. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys riding bicycle. Great wireless computer and outstanding customer service.
I've had this out on a few winter rides and it has worked quite well. There is little documentation, but the company responds to questions quickly. Comparable to Strava and another bike computer in terms of accuracy. The elevation and grade are also accurate. They are nice features. My Polar heart rate monitor will not sync to it, but I bought a cadence sensor from XOSS and that synced easily.
All in all, this is a really nice GPS so far. The price is really great given the rich feature set. It finds a GPS signal quickly and auto pauses and starts quickly. Screen is big enough and easy to read. The auto back light is also a nice feature.
On the Pro side, the unit seems well made with a large, clear display and an automatic backlight. It mounted fine and looked really cool on a 3 mile test ride. On the Con Side, everything else. The unit refused to supply any data on the ride. The "User's Manual," printed on the backside of the packaging, was minimal at best and utterly incomplete at worst. For example, why would I require a speed sensor on a GPS computer? Perhaps because it failed to synchronize even once to a GPS satellite in miles of test riding? And the XOSS down-loadable app? Sat next to my device for an hour attempting to Bluetooth connect without success. The app seems to be created for a XOSS Sprint - Not a G+ - but it's the app that downloads from the supplied QR code and it's the only XOSS app on Google's Play Store. So the computer as supplied delivered absolutely nothing. No speed, no time, no distance, no cadence, no HR, no nothing. And in case you don't study the offered product, it includes zero sensors. My unit came with and odd mount they call an "Out Front Mount," in addition to the standard handlebar mount. It features a mysterious, heavy, metal extension to an (apparent) steer post mount that makes zero sense to me. The package I choose (in error, because the offer was not that clear) came with a small, 600 lumen bike light that did not even feature a strobe mode, making it completely useless for daytime use. If the seller wished to bundle something useful, why not an ANT+ cadance or HR sensor? Why a useless light?
The instructions call for a press of the left button to "begin recording" a ride. Although the unit shows it was in record mode, neither the time, the distance, the altitude or any other metric appeared to move forward. In summary, for $64, I had a nice looking bike computer well-mounted on my handlebars that supplied absolutely NO data. A $14 Bell bike computer from Walmart would deliver more than that. And, it wasted several hours of my time attempting to motivate it to do so. Sending it back today... If you buy one of these after reading this review, you will regret it. For the secondary bike I purchased this unit for, I'm going back to a Bryton Rider 530 - the best of dozens of bike computers I've owned and operated.
Overall, this is really an excellent value, with the built in location on multiple satellite networks, Bluetooth and Ant+ connectivity, and good battery life. For the same cost as the sensors for other manufacturers, you can get a head unit plus speed and cadence. Is it as accurate as more expensive solutions, I can't say, but it seems like a really good solution if you are just getting started or want this kind of functionality but have a smaller budget. I paired this with the Viiiiva heart rate monitor, and have been very satisfied with the overall outcome.
I am enjoying the data stream generated by this device. I am not enjoying all the fiddling with the sensors. Let me explain: sensor battery life is estimated to be 200 hours. OK, but there is no switch to turn them off and on. One must dismount them, and remove the battery, in order to manage battery life. Or, just change batteries every week. But this is neither easy nor convenient. Each time a battery is removed and replaced, the sensor must be reassigned for correct function, and remounted. Attaching to the crank for cadence is easy, but to the hub for speed is another matter. I created a hook-shaped tool to gain and stretch the band inside the spokes of the wheel. And of course, the renewed sensors must be re-initialized with the instrument; placing them in very close proximity helps.
I understand how from a design standpoint, in order to help assure water resistance, the sensor case must be unperforated. But why no covered switch? The indicator light could be integrated into it as well, rather than having to flip the thing quickly to catch a brief red or blue illumination on the obverse side.
I hope to see a new generation of sensor development to address these obvious shortcomings. Meanwhile, I take the mostly good with the inconvenient bad.
I bought the XOSS G+ bike computer and two speed/cadence sensors (combo 2) about three weeks ago and rode about 300 miles using these items. I use my bike only for outdoor exercises, and this gadget meets my requirements. Pros. 1. Friendly and responsive XOSS team. They quickly fixed program bug in the XOSS App I asked. 2. Cheapness. 3. Readable screen despite the small size. 4. Rain resistance. I used this gadget when it rained for a half hour. 5. GPS. 6. There is the XOSS App with maps, charts, and data. I have iOS 13.4.1. 7. Possibility to link the STRAVA App and one other application using the XOSS App. 8. Two XOSS speed/cadence sensors work reasonably well and are separately compatible with the WAHOO App using BT. These days I changed the battery of the cadence sensor once. 9. The computer is compatible with another bike sensor. I used a heart rate sensor from another company. Cons. 1. Cheap material of screen protective window. There were scratches on the window these days. 2. Some problems with GPS. Once I rode about 7 thousand miles in a half hour with the fantastic speed measured by GPS. Nevertheless, the sensor helped fix this problem. Features. 1. The speed values measured by GPS and the sensor may be different on winding mountain roads. 2. I could not connect the cadence and speed sensors to the WAHOO App at the same time. 3. At first use, some soft- and hardware elements are not very clear, then they become simple. 4. Screen info is not read clearly in the reflected light of street lamps at night.
Works fine. Needed an inexpensive head unit to go with a switch from Bluetooth to Ant+ sensors. Working as advertised so far seems accurate.
When I sync activies to the XOSS app on my phone they sync to Strava automatically (once you link your account). I initially tried a few rides recording both on Strava on my phone and on the G+ then uploading to Strava. The metrics come out remarkably close so now I don’t even carry my phone I just record on the G+ and upload to Strava via the XOSS app. Very happy (especially considering I got the G+ on sale for $29).
Update: I had a problem with one ride that the app though had synced but hadn’t. Emailed support and got a prompt response that allowed me to resolve the sync. issue. So this update is just to add that I’m pleasantly surprised with support also.
I really like this cycling computer. I bought the combo with the two sensor and also purchased the heart rate monitor. It is easy to use once it is configured. I have to say that if you try to configure the computer and all its sensors using the supplied instruction manuals, good luck. The manuals definitely need some serious rework. I had to rely on YouTube videos of customers to get the sensors working.
At minimum XOSS should create better online manuals that clearly explains how to configure and use the computer. I say a YouTube How-To-channel is a must for this product.
I have used Cateye computers for years. They are easy to set up and the instructions have all the info that you need to set up. This device has a very limited set of instructions and does not provide any info on how or where to get the data that you need to key in for setup. The only thing I could find on the internet was a pdf of the same instruction sheet that I already had. GPS never came online. Always read 0.0 MPH. I could not get the cadence sensor to sync with the device. After way too many hours of trying to get to work, I finally just returned the device and sensor.